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Little League World Series | Southeast 5, New England 3

Middleboro falls to Tennessee in first game of LLWS appearance

Middleboro, the New England Region champion, fell behind early and came up short in a rain-delayed, 5-3, setback against Nolensville, Tenn., of the Southeast Region. 30 minutes ago

Golf

Report: LIV draft contract has restrictions and a bonus to win a major

Other clauses require players to be available to recruit other players to the league and get permission before granting exclusive interviews. 45 minutes ago

Golf

Top PGA Tour players pledge unity after Tuesday meeting with Tiger Woods about LIV threat

Specifics were not disclosed but the tenor of the conversation centered on what would be best for PGA Tour players.

Tennis

Serena Williams loses her final tuneup before US Open begins on Aug. 29

She fell to 0-2 in matches since announcing “the countdown has begun” on her tennis career.

Little League

Utah boy injured in fall out of bed at Little League World Series

The 12-year-old was in critical condition with what his family said was a head injury suffered when he fell off the top bunk of his bed at the dormitory complex.

Golf

Tiger Woods meets with top PGA players to discuss LIV Golf threat

The AP reported the meeting also was to include players taking more ownership in the direction of the PGA Tour.

Red Sox

Jason Varitek surprised a fan at Canobie Lake Park who didn’t recognize him

Prompted by his wife and kids, the former Red Sox catcher walked up to a fan wearing a Varitek T-shirt to say hello.

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It’s been 13 years since they were in the Little League World Series — but these bonds are for life

"I wish Middleboro nothing but success," said Mike Petrosino, a veteran of Peabody's 2009 team. "Even if they don’t win, they have the experience, to cherish that ... it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”